The offense is struggling without a true identity. The team lacks the receivers to stretch the field. With no deep threat, I believe JT should be the starter. With JT starting, the best of Braxton can be utilized as well as Zeke in the spread offense running the read option. I love Cardale, but the Bucks have no long ball game which Cardale is better suited for.
The missing ingredient is Tom Hermann. I want to be patient, but the offensive woes are rather disturbing. How about the new quarterback coach Tom Beck? Seems like getting 2 veteran quarterbacks returning would yield better play. It all starts with coaching.. OC responsibilities for Warinner may be taking away from his offensive line duties. Only time will tell, but I am sure Urban has had this on his mind.
An offensive line coach there is none better. As an offensive coordinator there will be growing pains for the first 4 or 5 games. As of now the biggest loss so far from last year has been Herman. The schedule sets up well for this team to get its offensive legs. They should be hitting their stride come November.
Excellent article and many key points. I truly believe Coach Meyer will start JT due to the rationale above, but I think Cardale expertise comes into play when Tech stacks the box to shutdown Elliot. I believe Tech will get a dose of both but depending on the situation and momentum, Cardale will get more reps tonite. JT will be the season starter, but Cardale will be the man tonite.
You are absolutely correct. Christian Hackenburg is college footballs Ron Powlus. Never lived up to the hype out of HS.
As much as I want the Bucks to steamroll Tech, it will not happen. This game will be decided by 10 points or less. Too many offensive players missing for the Bucks against a Tech defense that is always ready to play.
I did not know Narduzzi had a patent on his defense with the US Govt. You still have to line up and play the game. I guess he forgot about that last year. LMFAO at such a statement.
I remember the game very well as a young man. The Buckeyes could do nothing on offense against Michigan Gordon Bell from Troy, Oh outplayed Archie in that game. The play was referred as the 7:11 play due to time on the clock when the Buckeyes started to come back. It is tough to beat a good team like UCLA twice. The Bucks destroyed the Bruins in the first match 41-20 and the game was never close.
Similar to the 1969 team. The team had crushed just about every opponent in that season and was being heralded as the best college football team in the history of college football. 1969 was the centennial for college football, but you can guess who spoiled that season. Bo Schembechler in his first year beat Woody 24-12 to spoil a perfect season. The real downside back then was no bowl game due to the rules back in the day. Let's make it different this time. These guys seem to always carry a chip on their shoulder after 2 undefeated years with no credit.
I want to see Braxton under center with a veteran seasoned team. His 3 years were spent educating Urban's youngsters. They are no longer rookies. They are young men with tremendous talent. Let's bring it home again.
What coach is going to guarantee Miller will start, if he would transfer. He will not be able to go full speed until this summer. He is a true Buckeye. He carried this team when all of Urban's recruits were maturing. How will he fair on a team that is seasoned. He deserves the chance.
It means good coaching and team play. Of course some great underclassmen.
What I love about the Badger's win is the B1G best beat the SEC best. Bucks's beat Alabama in the semis and the Badger's beat Kentucky in the semis. It doesn't get any better than that. GO BUCKS! B1G ROCKS!
No pressure in this years tourney. This team has nothing but upside potential. They have nothing to lose. Go Bucks and leave all out on the floor.
I think there are 2 keys for the Bucks to have a competitive showing. Does Marc Loving show up and is Anthony Lee healthy for the tournament. These 2 guys play to potential it changes the inside/outside game plan for an opponent.
RedShirt for him. Have a successful rehab and come back strong for the 2016 season. Best of Luck.
When the AD suspends a player it is likely to involve an NCAA issue. I cannot say for sure, but they had to investigate to ensure there is no problem. Just a thought.
What concerns me about the Loving suspension is that it was done by the athletic dept. and not Matta. It raises the question of some sort of NCAA violation. They are sitting him until the AD can investigate. Just a thought.
Not sure what is going on with this Woodbury kid. No doubt last night was intentional. Did not even go for the ball. Trimble just had drained 3 straight trifecta's and going in for a layup and most likely a foul by someone. Game ejection needed to be done. Pokes him in the eye loses the ball and Iowa scores. Refs ruled flagrant one and Iowa kept the points after the foul was committed. They really screwed that one up. Not sure if the B1G will review, but something has to be done. Dan Dakisch was right with the exception of Fran McCaffrey is a gutless piece of shit.
That 2007 Kansas Jayhawk team wasn't too shabby that Beck and Warinner coached on under Mark Mangino. The team went 12-1 with an Orange Bowl win over #5 Virginia Tech and finished #7 in the polls. Kansas since has not had a season close to that. Let's hope the train continues to chug a long just as strong.
What I like about the recruits Ohio ST has been getting is their mannerism and being a well rounded individual. I have heard many speak on the Urban Meyer show and all have been poised, well spoken and mannered. Please keep up the good work.
This team is 2-4 against teams with a pulse. There is nothing clutch about this team. They will win against the obvious and struggle against competition. Thad Matta cannot coach or teach a big man in the post. Oden and Sullinger came to Ohio St as men, the others have struggled. Hire an assistant who can coach the inside game.
Sorry to hear the young man lacked good judgement. I always want to play the other team with their best. I am sure next man up is fully capable.
Spoken like a true Buckeye. We are tired of hearing about Alabama. We can all remember a Nick Saban bolting from the B1G because he could not compete with Michigan and Ohio St. I remember Alabama being taken behind the woodshed last year by Oklahoma and the score was closer than the game. Let's please play the game and hopefully we are victorious.